Types Of Repetitive Stress Injuries
Besides carpal tunnel syndrome, other repetitive stress injuries include:
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
Occupational Diseases Or Illnesses Also Covered By Workers’ Comp
Some jobs also have the risk of occupational diseases. These are diseases that are a result of your working conditions.
Examples of occupational diseases that workers’ compensation could cover include:
- An X-ray technician who is regularly exposed to radiation
- Respiratory problems or dermatitis caused by exposure to toxins or chemicals
- Lead poisoning from exposure to lead
- Hearing loss caused by work conditions
Did Your Job Worsen Your Injury Or Illness?
If you had a repetitive stress injury or occupational disease prior to starting your current job, but your current work has aggravated your injury or disease, you can be eligible for workers’ compensation. This is an aggravation of a pre-existing condition and workers’ compensation covers this by law. Our lawyers at The Law Offices of Lee S. Braunstein, P.C., can aggressively fight for you if your work has aggravated a pre-existing condition or injury.
Let Us Do The Work While You Recover
As workers’ compensation claims can easily become complex and overwhelming, it’s important to consult with an attorney who pays attention to the details. Let us handle the documents, deadlines and paperwork while you focus on your recovery. Call our office in Westbury today to take advantage of our no-fee promise at 516-259-0078, or visit our contact page.